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Creigiau Gleision
678m (2225ft)

The Carneddau, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales

Creigiau Gleision means 'Blue Crags' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kray-geye glay-see-on'.

The summit of Creigiau Gleision is marked by a cairn.


Record Creigiau Gleision as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Welsh Mountain
80th highest in Wales,
197th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
109th highest in Wales,
263rd in England & Wales

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Welsh Marilyn
37th highest in Wales,
634th highest in Great Britain

Walk Creigiau Gleision walking UK Mountains in The Carneddau Snowdonia National Park Conwy, Wales

The view from the summit of Creigiau Gleision

Photo: Mike Griffiths

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Snowdonia National Park


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OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


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115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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Walk cw191 Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Crafnant

Lovely views with little company

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:2,785ft (849m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk cw132 Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau

Testing hike with superb lake views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:3,027ft (923m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau

Superb mountain walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 13.5ml (21.5km)
Ascent:4,477ft (1,364m)
Time:9½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Creigiau Gleision Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Creigiau Gleision

Melfyn Parry walked up Creigiau Gleision on April 24th, 2022 [from/via/route] Start point is car park at Bryn Glo, Capel Curig. Followed path towards Llyn Crafnant, then through woodland down to Klondyke mine. Crossed road & then ascended through heathland to first summit of Creigiau Gleision, followed clear path that pass the second top but detoured briefly to take in the summit. Went down a small scramble route to regain path to Craiglwyn. From here dropped back to main path leading back to Capel Curig from Crafnant. [with] PRC [weather] Great day, very warm at times. - Had done this walk before but didn't realise that a peak had been missed.

Andy Buxton climbed Creigiau Gleision during August, 1965 [from/via/route] Dad

Angela Moroney bagged Creigiau Gleision during 2017 - 2017 3PEAKS

Bleddyn Rhys hiked Creigiau Gleision on December 31st, 2018 [from/via/route] Loop fawr o lan y llyn. [with] Ar ben fy hyn... [weather] Eithaf braf ond 'hazy'ambell gawod ysgafn a gwynt cryf ar y top... - Methu ffeindio ffordd gall i lawr - tipyn o sgramblo lawr rhyw graig serth!

Simon Neilson-Clark summited Creigiau Gleision on June 2nd, 2018 [from/via/route] From Llyn Crafnant [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunny very hot - Very sunny day Beautiful views. A steep pull up at the beginning of the walk

Mark Davidson conquered Creigiau Gleision on June 26th, 2003 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny & very hot - long tiring walk in such conditions - Ran out of water towards the end

Christina Lander scaled Creigiau Gleision on May 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Capel Curig - Crimpiau - Craig Wen - Craiglwyd - Creigiau Gleision - Llyn Cowlyd - Capel Curig [with] Dick [weather] Bright, & sunny at times

Robert Taylor-Marriott walked up Creigiau Gleision on May 27th, 2011 [from/via/route] Route 28: Craiglwyn Craigiua Gleison & Craigiua Gleison North Top (CCG) [with] Vince Wetton and Robert Taylor-Marriott [weather] Sunny

Darren Wilson climbed Creigiau Gleision on August 4th, 2012 [from/via/route] Llyn Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach, Cregiau Glesion, Llyn Cowld Reservoir [with] Archie. Gordon & Waddecar [weather] Sunny

Jeremy Maguire bagged Creigiau Gleision on November 17th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Treffiw. [with] On my own. [weather] Not too bad, cloud & sun.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Creigiau Gleision

Glyder Fach, Tryfan and Glyder Fawr from Creigiau Gleision (North Top)

Glyder Fach, Tryfan and Glyder Fawr from Creigiau Gleision (North Top)

Photo: Mike Griffiths (3)

Creigiau Gleision (left), Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir, Pen Llithrig y Wrach (centre) and Pen yr Helgi Du from Moel Eilio (Dolgarrog)

Creigiau Gleision (left), Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir, Pen Llithrig y Wrach (centre) and Pen yr Helgi Du from Moel Eilio (Dolgarrog)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (98)

The Ogwen Valley with Tryfan and Y Garn prominent from the lower southern slopes of Creigiau Gleision

The Ogwen Valley with Tryfan and Y Garn prominent from the lower southern slopes of Creigiau Gleision

Photo: Mike Griffiths (4)

Water channel on Tai-isaf-ardda with Creigiau Gleision (left) & Pen Llithrig y Wrach (right) at the end of the valley

Water channel on Tai-isaf-ardda with Creigiau Gleision (left) & Pen Llithrig y Wrach (right) at the end of the valley

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (88)

Creigiau Gleision (left), Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir & Pen Llithrig y Wrach (right) from Moel Eilio (Dolgarrog)!

Creigiau Gleision (left), Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir & Pen Llithrig y Wrach (right) from Moel Eilio (Dolgarrog)!

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (104)

The Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir pipeline with Creigiau Gleision beyond

The Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir pipeline with Creigiau Gleision beyond

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (105)

The Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir pipeline in Cwm Afon Ddu with Creigiau Gleision (left) & Pen Llithrig y Wrach (right) at the end of the valley

The Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir pipeline in Cwm Afon Ddu with Creigiau Gleision (left) & Pen Llithrig y Wrach (right) at the end of the valley

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (94)

Hubby Paul on Creigiau Gleision

Hubby Paul on Creigiau Gleision

Photo: Sharon Clarke (1)


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